The Illustrated Souls of Black Folk

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"The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line . . . "
- W. E. B. Du Bois, 1903

This prophetic statement made by W. E. B. Du Bois over a century ago is from The Souls of Black Folk. One hundred years later, Souls remains the most important treatment of African-American life and culture published in the Twentieth century.

Richly illustrated, this special edition of Du Bois's seminal work includes historical woodcuts and engravings, photos, and documents. Most of the photos, engravings, and documents are from the 19th and early 20th century and depict American slavery and its legacy, African-American life, and the prominent figures and events associated with the book's content. Assembled by Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr., this illustrated edition of The Souls of Black Folk also offers extensive annotations, commentary, and related materials from government, the media, advertising, and popular culture.

Documents include: the Act Establishing the Freedman's Bureau; Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Exposition Speech; W. E. B. Du Bois's essay "The Talented Tenth"; Ida B. Wells-Barnett's The Lynch Law in Georgia; W. E. B. Du Bois's report "The Negro in the Black Belt"; Alexander Crummell's sermon, "Common Sense and Schooling"; W. E. B. Du Bois's story, "The Black Man Brings His Gifts"; Thomas W. Higginson's "Negro Spirituals", and more.

Annotated, Illustrated, Documentary Editionsare a new series of books created by Eugene Provenzo and Paradigm Publishers, offering classic works in Literature, the Social Sciences, and the Humanities with extensive commentary, illustrations, and related documentary sources.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594510304
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 374
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents

Fifty Years After.
The Forethought.
Of Our Spiritual Strivings.
Of the Dawn of Freedom.
Of Mr. Booker T.
Washington and Others.
Of the Meaning of Progress.
Of the Wings of Atalanta.
Of the Training of Black Men.
Of the Black Belt.
Of the Quest of the Golden Fleece.
Of the Sons of Master and Man.
Of the Faith of the Fathers.
Of the Passing of the First-Born.
Of Alexander Crummell.
Of the Coming of John.
Of the Sorrow Songs.
The Afterthought.
Explanatory Notes.
Chronology of the Life of W. E. B. Du Bois.
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